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    • Group photo of the members of the Student Fire Department

    • Fire departments; College students--New York (State)
    • Members of the Department pose for a photo. That year, they were led by Walter Kaufman, Chief; Emmett O'Brien, Jr. '53, 1st Assistant Chief; and John E. Jolliffe '52, 2nd Assistant Chief. Originally founded by George Blackstone in 1942, the...
    • Donald George Tewksbury

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Donald George Tewksbury was appointed dean of the college by Columbia's president, Nicholas Murray Butler in 1933. Tewksbury outlined a progressive new educational program for the college that was approved by the board of trustees. To signal these...
    • Riverside Ferry, Kingston, New York

    • Ferries; Streams
    • The Riverside Ferry, which provided service between Rondout and Sleightsburgh by way of the Rondout Creek. Ferry service for this route was originally established in 1850 by the descendants of John P. Sleight. The Riverside ferry in particular ran...
    • X-Ray Department, Nyack Hospital

    • Hospitals; Hospital wards;
    • Black and white postcard showing the X-Ray Department in the Nyack Hospital. The reverse of the postcard reads " Equipped with a General Electric X-Ray Corporation Model A Shock-Proof Unit, the most powerful machine of this type that they...
    • Horizontal Corliss Steam Engine

    • Engines; Industry; Factories;
    • The Corliss steam engine was patented in 1849 by George Henry Corliss in Providence, Rhode Island. This engine was installed at Lignum - Vitae Products Corp. in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1899. The steam powered boiler had 100 lbs. of pressure and...
    • Colden Street, Newburgh, NY, during the Hudson-Fulton Celebration

    • Hudson-Fulton Celebration, 1909; Newburgh (N.Y.)--History--20th Century; Newburgh (N.Y.)--Pictorial Works; Streets--New York (State)--Orange County;
    • This photograph depicts Colden Street, Newburgh, NY, during the Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909. Colden Street was one of Newburgh's main business thoroughfares. As described in the Newburgh Evening News of that era, "...a trip through Water or...
    • Colden to Water Street, Newburgh, NY

    • Newburgh (N.Y.)--History--20th Century; Newburgh (N.Y.)--Pictorial Works; Streets--New York (State)--Orange County;
    • This photograph depicts the intersection of Colden and Water Streets prior to its paving. Colden and Water Streets were major business thoroughfares of Newburgh, NY. As described in the Newburgh Evening News of that era, "...a trip through Water...
    • Agreement between Samuel Prime and Newburgh Academy

    • Newburgh (N.Y.)--History--19th Century;
    • This is an agreement between Samuel I. Prime and the Trustees of Newburgh Academy to take charge and be Principal of the Academy for one year beginning May 1, 1836. He is required to hire assistants at his own expense to instruct the students. ...
    • Letter Regarding Teacher Contract at Newburgh Academy

    • Newburgh (N.Y.)--History--19th Century;
    • This letter requests changes in the condition and arrangement of the Newburgh Academy school building including the removal of seats from the Courtroom to provide more space. It also suggests the use of coal as fuel to heat the room. It discusses...
    • Blackout

    • Reporters; Power shortages;
    • Journal-News reporter Virginia Parkhurst works at a typewriter during the 1977 blackout. Three candles provide power.
    • Arriving at pier, Piermont, NY

    • Military facilities; Piers & wharves; Transportation;
    • These men on the pier in Piermont are heading for Camp Shanks in Orangeburg. A large number of trucks are waiting to provide transportation.
    • Central Nyack Quarry

    • Quarrying; Men; Horses; Machinery;
    • A team of horses, a crew of four men, and some complex machines provide a small picture of an early twentieth century quarry operation.

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